Sun News Digest


November 27, 2006


Struggle seen in Congress

Democratic leaders in Congress are vowing to implement the Sept. 11 commission's unfinished agenda early next year, but doing so could prompt a power struggle that ends up blocking a key recommendation, one that would require powerful members of Congress to surrender some of their clout. pg 1A

Police shooting angers crowd

An angry crowd demanded yesterday to know why New York City police officers killed an unarmed man on the day of his wedding, firing dozens of shots that also wounded two of the man's friends. Some called for the ouster of the city's police commissioner. pg 3A MARYLAND

City joins environmental suit

Baltimore has joined Massachusetts and 11 other states in a landmark global warming lawsuit scheduled to be heard this week by the Supreme Court over whether the Environmental Protection Agency must regulate greenhouse gases as air pollution. The city is arguing that at least 860 buildings near the Inner Harbor could suffer $420 million in flood damage if the federal government doesn't act to slow global warming and sea-level rise. pg 1A

Court to begin Webcasting

Maryland's highest court is poised to begin live Webcasting of its oral arguments, making the staid proceedings widely and immediately available for the first time to people outside its Annapolis courtroom. The first Webcast is tentatively planned for Thursday - in time to iron out kinks for arguments in a case involving gay marriage Dec. 4. pg 1B


Cease-fire in Gaza Strip

After five months of fighting to a stalemate in the Gaza Strip, Israel and the Palestinians moved yesterday to shore up a cease-fire that both sides had sought as relief from a politically costly conflict that has left more than 300 people dead. pg 12A

Al-Maliki's motorcade pelted

Angry Shiite Muslims pelted Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's motorcade with stones yesterday after the Iraqi leader pleaded for national reconciliation at a memorial held in Sadr City for victims of a large-scale bombing attack. pg 12A

Turks protest pope's visit

In the largest protest against the impending arrival in Istanbul of Pope Benedict XVI, more than 20,000 Turks filled a town square yesterday to denounce the visit as an affront to Islam. pg 12A


Ravens rout Steelers, 27-0

The Ravens won their fifth straight game by beating the Steelers, 27-0, at M&T Bank Stadium and effectively ending any chance Pittsburgh had of making the playoffs. The Ravens sacked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger nine times. section e


Among the worst places to live

Despite Baltimore's new tourist slogan and its being named a top summer travel destination, one author begs to disagree. He includes the city in his book The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America. pg 1C

A `Dirty Rotten' villain

He's played villains, including Dracula and The Lion King's Scar, now Tom Hewitt is a con artist in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. pg 1C

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